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To the editor:

She’s doing her best

EDITOR:

I have never written to your newspaper before, but felt I needed to respond to your article of Sept. 2 regarding the resignation of Dave Bolick. I think it very sad that you felt it necessary to remind the community of the circumstances regarding his hiring three years ago. I think it is also sad that you chose not to also include the fact that Sherie Whiteside made full restitution for the mistake she made during a very emotionally bad time in her life. We all make mistakes that we have to live with for the rest of our lives. Sherie has come a long way since 1997 and even as she lives with this past mistake every day, she also now lives each day knowing she is doing her best with her family and friends, her job that she is working in and where she recently got a promotion and, most of all, with herself. She can hold her head up high and be proud even when the newspaper tries to get her down. She has a lot of support and appreciates that support very much.

Sam Allec

Carson City, Sept. 11

Day of unity

EDITOR:

Join Soroptimists International of Carson Valley and the Family Support Council on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at Lampe Park. We will walk with candles, led by bagpipe music provided by Rick James, to the Family Support Council office. This event will be celebrating domestic violence awareness.

This celebration will be especially dynamic with keynote speaker Ian Hill from Reno. As a child, Ian experienced many of the same problems that victims of domestic violence face daily. He was abused and homeless but overcame these obstacles and now lives to see positive change happen for children and families. Ian spearheaded a program and raised over $11,000 for underprivileged kids in one week in Reno. This program, called “Let Them Be Kids,” is a fund to help homeless youths.

Ian believes that anything is possible if you have passion. Ian is an individual who has commitment and love for families and children. He believes that we all have a responsibility to become involved and make changes now, not later. Nothing is impossible.

Ian has been recognized nationally for his commitment to change in the community, having been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the National Counsel for Community and Justice, the Nevada School Counselors Association, the Truckee Meadows Human Services Association and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

The Family Support Council will also honor Judge Steven McMorris, who, with his leadership, has truly made a difference for victims of domestic violence. Through his passion, many victims have been helped in our Stateline community.

A past victim of domestic violence will also share her story. Through this message, guests will leave with a greater understanding of the problems victims of domestic violence face.

Cookies, hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served following this event. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn, understand and become involved in helping families in your community. I promise you, it will be an event you will not regret attending.

Karen S. Edwards

Executive Director of

Family Support Council

Sept. 21